Sex Workers and Allies Network (SWAN)

The Sex Workers & Allies Network (SWAN) is a harm reduction organization based in New Haven, Connecticut. SWAN stands for decriminalization of sex work, abolition of the unjust criminal system, and dignity for all.

SWAN is a program of the CT Harm Reduction Alliance.

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The SWAN Mobile Outreach Van distributes harm reduction and safer use supplies to people in the Greater New Haven area, free of charge.

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The Founding Of SWAN

The Sex Workers and Allies Network started in the aftermath of a rash of police arrests and attempts at public shaming of sex workers in the New Haven, Connecticut area. Activists united and successfully demanded an end to schemes by the New Haven police to conduct stings against sex workers.

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Our mission is to improve the working conditions, safety and dignity of all people in or affected by sex work through education, advocacy, research, and litigation.

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SWAN is so thankful to have partnerships with local agencies that have the same passion and values that serve as our foundation. On Tuesday evenings we link up with the street medicine team of Cornell Scott Hill Health Center and go to different areas of the city to perform outreach. ... See MoreSee Less

SWAN is so thankful to have partnerships with local agencies that have the same passion and values that serve as our foundation. On Tuesday evenings we link up with the street medicine team of Cornell Scott Hill Health Center and go to different areas of the city to perform outreach.Image attachment

Announcing…. SWAN’s weekly harm reduction kit making sessions!!!

Want to support SWAN and help us keep up with the need for safe drug use and safe sex supplies in New Haven? Get involved with our weekly sessions!

Join us every Monday, Thursday, or Saturday to make hundreds of kits that save lives!!! DM us or email Emme if you want to RSVP, have any questions, or want to get more#harmreductionh#sexworkisworks#safesexw#PublicHealth##advocacylth #advocacy
... See MoreSee Less

Announcing…. SWAN’s weekly harm reduction kit making sessions!!!

Want to support SWAN and help us keep up with the need for safe drug use and safe sex supplies in New Haven? Get involved with our weekly sessions!

Join us every Monday, Thursday, or Saturday to make hundreds of kits that save lives!!! DM us or email Emme if you want to RSVP, have any questions, or want to get more involved 💜

#harmreduction #sexworkiswork #safesex #publichealth #advocacy

We at SWAN are saddened and in disbelief that the Supreme Court has decided to reverse Roe vs. Wade. Not only is this decision incredible harmful, it’s so deeply disturbing. If you’re scared, angry, confused, tired, all the above, or whatever else you are feeling, you are not alone.

Harm reductionists are putting the work in every. single. day. We see you. We hear you. We at SWAN will continue advocating and lobbying for access to healthcare for all, which includes abortion.

Everyone should have the choice, freedom, and right to have access to a safe abortion no matter where you live. It’s a human right to access healthcare. Abortion is healthcare. ABORTION IS HEALTH CARE.

If you or anyone you know lives in a state that has now banned abortions and is in need of assistance please message us through our page and we will do everything in our power to help.
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We at SWAN are saddened and in disbelief that the Supreme Court has decided to reverse Roe vs. Wade. Not only is this decision incredible harmful, it’s so deeply disturbing. If you’re scared, angry, confused, tired, all the above, or whatever else you are feeling, you are not alone.

Harm reductionists are putting the work in every. single. day. We see you. We hear you. We at SWAN will continue advocating and lobbying for access to healthcare for all, which includes abortion.

Everyone should have the choice, freedom, and right to have access to a safe abortion no matter where you live. It’s a human right to access healthcare. Abortion is healthcare. ABORTION IS HEALTH CARE. 

If you or anyone you know lives in a state that has now banned abortions and is in need of assistance please message us through our page and we will do everything in our power to help.

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